Coding acute stroke care and telestroke with the International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI).

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Nov 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: and purpose: Acute stroke care is to detect, diagnose, and treat patients in the shortest amount of time. Access to acute stroke care may however be limited in some areas and telemedicine has been thus used to increase its access.

Pilot study of a smartphone-based intervention to promote cancer prevention behaviours.

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Nov 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: Estimates predict that more than half of all cancers are due to inadequate lifestyle choices. Smartphones can be successfully used to support the behaviour change needed to prevent cancer.

Design considerations for an eHealth decision support tool in inflammatory bowel disease self-management.

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Nov 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: Electronic health (eHealth) decision support tools have the potential to: facilitate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) self-management; reduce health care utilization, and; alleviate the pressure on over-burdened outpatient clinics.

Using Mobile Apps to Communicate Vaccination Records: A City-wide Evaluation with a National Immunization App, Maternal Child Registry and Public Health Authorities.

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Nov 14, 2017

Medicine is experiencing a paradigm shift, where patients are increasingly involved in the management of their health data. We created a mobile app which permitted parental reporting of immunization status to public health authorities.

10th Annual Symposium on Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose, April 27-29, 2017, Warsaw, Poland.

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Nov 14, 2017

International experts in the field of diabetes and diabetes technology met in Warsaw, Poland, for the 10th Annual Symposium on Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose.

"I'm not strong enough; I'm not good enough. I can't do this, I'm failing"- A qualitative study of low-socioeconomic status smokers' experiences with accesssing cessation support and the role for alternative...

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Nov 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: The social gradient in smoking rates persist with an overrepresentation of smoking and its associated harms concentrated within lower socioeconomic status (SES) populations. Low-SES smokers are motivated to quit but face multiple barriers when engaging a quit attempt.

Prehospital Computed Tomography Angiography in Acute Stroke Management.

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Nov 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: An ambulance equipped with a computed tomography (CT) scanner, a point-of-care laboratory, and telemedicine capabilities (mobile stroke unit [MSU]) has been shown to enable the delivery of thrombolysis to stroke patients directly at the emergency site, thereby significantly decreasing

["Health professionals will become experts in the world of connected health"].

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Nov 12, 2017

The French national medical council (CNOM), in its white paper Connected health: From e-health to connected health, incites doctors to support the deployment of the digital world in the health sector and to integrate its useful and beneficial aspects into their own practices.

Smartphone based bioanalytical and diagnosis applications: A review.

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Nov 12, 2017

A smartphone is a facile, handy-analytical device that makes our lives comfortable and stress-free in terms of health care diagnostic assessments.

The role of digital health in making progress toward Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 in conflict-affected populations.

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Nov 11, 2017

PURPOSE: The progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) shows that sustained global action can achieve success.

An audit of a novel electronic messaging treatment service for Chlamydia trachomatis at a community pharmacy.

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Nov 11, 2017

In 2016, NHS Lothian regional sexual and reproductive health services introduced an electronic pharmacy treatment voucher that could be sent to the mobile phones of patients with Chlamydia trachomatis and their sexual contacts.

Telephonic review for outpatients with epilepsy-A prospective randomized, parallel group study.

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Nov 11, 2017

PURPOSE: Our objective was to assess how telephonic review of outpatients with stable epilepsy compared with conventional face-to-face clinic management.

Is Connected Health Contributing to a Healthier Population?

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Nov 11, 2017

Connected health tools, including mobile phones, incorporate various functions that capture events, direct actions, and make informed decisions based on complex sources of data.

Improving adherence in mental health service users with severe mental illness in South Africa: a pilot randomized controlled trial of a treatment partner and text message intervention vs. treatment as...

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Nov 10, 2017

OBJECTIVES: Medication non-adherence is a significant problem in treatment of severe mental disorders and is associated with poor clinical outcomes and increased demand on services.

Complementary Support from Facilitators and Peers for Promoting mHealth Engagement and Weight Loss.

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Nov 10, 2017

This study investigates the effects of mHealth interventions on sustainable behavior change and weight loss, drawing on in-app user activity data and online survey data.

Telemedicine Enables Broader Access to Movement Disorders Curricula for Medical Students.

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Nov 10, 2017

Background: The impact of tele-education for movement disorders on medical students is unknown. The present study had three objectives. First, to create a tele-education program for medical students in regions with limited access to movement disorders curricula.

Enhancing early psychosis treatment using smartphone technology: A longitudinal feasibility and validity study.

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Nov 10, 2017

Smartphone applications that promote symptom tracking and self-management may improve treatment of serious mental illness (SMI).

Functions of mHealth applications: A user's perspective.

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Nov 10, 2017

The usage of mobile health (mHealth) applications is rapidly increasing. This research has been aimed mostly at reviewing existing mHealth apps and their functionality. However, studies from users' perspectives are rather scarce.

Telerehabilitation booster sessions and remote patient monitoring in the management of chronic low back pain: A case series.

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Nov 10, 2017

BACKGROUND: Improvements in chronic low back pain (CLBP) seen in physical therapy do not appear to be retained over the long term. Booster sessions have been proposed, but barriers exist to their implementation.

Longitudinal change of COPD assessment test (CAT) in a telehealthcare cohort is associated with exacerbation risk.

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Nov 10, 2017

Background: There are only scarce data regarding the evolution of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) assessment test (CAT) over time. Our aim was to investigate the evolution of the CAT in a telehealthcare (THC) cohort and to evaluate its potential to predict exacerbations.

Effectiveness of a smartphone app to increase parents' knowledge and empowerment in the MMR vaccination decision: A randomized controlled trial.

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Nov 10, 2017

Researchers are trying to build evidence for mhealth effectiveness in various fields. However, no evidence yet is showing the effectiveness of mhealth on parents' attitudes and behavior with regard to recommended vaccination of their children.

Additive Manufacturing: A Comparative Analysis of Dimensional Accuracy and Skin Texture Reproduction of Auricular Prostheses Replicas.

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Nov 10, 2017

PURPOSE: The use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and additive manufacturing in maxillofacial prosthetics has been widely acknowledged. Rapid prototyping can be considered for manufacturing of auricular prostheses.

Performance of a Mobile Phone App-Based Participatory Syndromic Surveillance System for Acute Febrile Illness and Acute Gastroenteritis in Rural Guatemala.

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Nov 10, 2017

BACKGROUND: With their increasing availability in resource-limited settings, mobile phones may provide an important tool for participatory syndromic surveillance, in which users provide symptom data directly into a centralized database.

A non-invasive glucose level estimation in a multi-sensing health care monitoring system.

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Nov 10, 2017

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The treatment and care of patients with chronic diseases depends directly on the evolution of biomedical parameters. It is important to have a monitoring health care system that provides biomedical data at any time and place.

Oversensing of the wearable cardioverter defibrillator during bipolar ventricular stimulation.

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Nov 10, 2017

The wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is a temporary treatment option for patients with potentially reversible risk of sudden cardiac death.

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